According to Heat Vision, Anthony Hopkins is going to star in New Line's The Rite.

Mikael Hafstrom is going to direct.

The Rite is adapted from a book by Matt Baglio and is based on true events. The story follows "a disillusioned American seminary student who attends exorcism school at the Vatican and ultimately finds his faith through encounters with demonic forces."

Hopkins is going to play a priest who knows everything about exorcisms and whose methods are not traditional.

Michael Petroni penned the screenplay.

Evan Jacobs